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From Mahabalipuram: Private Day Tour To Kanchipuram 8 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

Visit ancient temples and bustling markets from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram. Admire the vegetable market, Hindu temples art & heritage, Cultural immersion, spiritual study, & culinary delights here. A day filled with exploration, enlightenment, ancient temples, and bustling markets.

Temple & Bazaar: Private Day tour from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram

8:00 AM: Departure from Mahabalipuram Pick up from your hotel or desired location. Begin your day excursion from Mahabalipuram with an early departure towards Kanchipuram, known as the "City of Thousand Temples" and famed for its rich cultural heritage.

9:00 AM: Arrival at Kanchipuram Vegetable Market - Kick-start your exploration with a visit to Kanchipuram's vibrant vegetable market. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere as locals trade fresh produce, spices, and colourful flowers. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of traditional South Indian market culture.

10:00 AM: Vardaraja Perumal Temple - Proceed to the Vardaraja Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and renowned for its architectural grandeur. Marvel at the intricate carvings, towering gopurams, and ornate pillars that adorn this ancient temple, reflecting the region's rich religious heritage.

11:00 AM: Kailasanathar Temple - Next, visit the Kailasanathar Temple, a masterpiece of Pallava architecture and one of the oldest temples in Kanchipuram. Admire the finely sculpted walls, intricately carved shrines, and serene ambience of this sacred site, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

12:30 PM: Silk Saree Center - Indulge in the exquisite artistry of Kanchipuram silk sarees with a visit to one of the renowned silk saree centres in the city. Witness skilled artisans crafting intricate designs and patterns, and explore a wide range of silk sarees, known for their rich texture and vibrant colours.

1:30 PM: Lunch Break Enjoy a delicious South Indian meal at a local restaurant, savouring the authentic flavors of the region. (Lunch not included in the tour)

2:30 PM: Ekambareswarar Temple - After lunch, visit the Ekambareswarar Temple, one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas representing the element of Earth. Explore the sprawling temple complex, featuring towering gopurams, sacred tanks, and lush surroundings that evoke a sense of spiritual tranquillity.

4:00 PM: Vaikunda Perumal Temple - Conclude your day excursion with a visit to the Vaikunda Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his Vaikuntha Perumal form. Admire the architectural splendour and religious significance of this ancient temple, which dates back to the Pallava period.

5:30 PM: Return to Mahabalipuram - Bid farewell to Kanchipuram and commence your journey back to Mahabalipuram, reflecting on the enriching experiences and cultural discoveries of your day excursion. Depending on your preference, you may choose to unwind at your accommodation or explore Mahabalipuram before bidding farewell to an enriching day of exploration.

What's included

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  • Round-trip transportation from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • A knowledgeable and experienced guide to accompany you throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all temples and attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided visit to the Kanchipuram Vegetable Market, a renowned silk saree centre in Kanchipuram
  • Complimentary bottled water is provided to keep you hydrated
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Mahabalipuram, ensuring a hassle-free and comfortable travel
  • All applicable taxes and service charges included in the tour package price


  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions or program


Available in


Available for

Seniors, Adults, Infants

Departure & Return

Start city: Mahabalipuram , Tamil Nadu, India

Pick up times available: 08:00, 08:30

Pick up location: Mahabalipuram city

Ends at: Hotel in Mahabalipuram

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $67 per person